passive income
Finances, Parents, Siblings

Wealth Creation Vehicles – Create Passive Income

Welcome to the final chapter of our financial mini-series. You should now know: the importance of being aware of your actual financial standing, via tracking. that financial education is a must. As you learn about money and wealth, you will realize that having a job is just not enough. You will see that what is …

Financial Literacy - Get Educated About Money
Finances, Parents, Siblings

Financial Literacy – Get Educated About Money

Welcome back! This is Part 2 of our 3-Part series, where we look at the initial steps that caregivers can take to change their financial situation. Last week we learnt the importance of knowing exactly where you are financially. Presently, you should have one week’s worth of data showing how you spend your money. As …

Tracking - Know Where You Are Financially
Finances, Parents, Siblings

Tracking – Know Where You Are Financially

Before you do anything, you must know where you are financially. Not assume…know. When your income comes in, where does it go? Who are you making rich? To get an accurate picture of your money’s journey, you must do what is called Tracking. No, not budgeting. With budgeting, people make assumptions…”Oh I think I will …

caregivers are financially burdened
Finances, Health & Wellness, Parents, Siblings

Caregivers Are Financially Burdened

Caregiving…it’s my humble opinion that persons who are not caregivers seldom understand what it truly means to be one. We, as caregivers, are somewhat responsible for this ignorance, as we walk around pretending that all is well and that we’re okay, when the truth is that, most of the times, our lives are in shambles. …

Dental Sedation for Patients with Down Syndrome
Health & Wellness, Parents, Personal Care, Siblings

Everything You Should Know Before Choosing Dental Sedation for Patients with Down Syndrome

Patients with Down syndrome may have difficulties going to the dentist. It can be an overwhelming experience, causing them to become too anxious to receive the dental care that they need. In these cases, dental sedation may be beneficial. As a dentist working with families for over 17 years, I’ve used sedation methods in my …

o-cedar easywring review
Independent Living, Parents, Product Review, Siblings

O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop & Bucket Review – A Step Towards Independent Living

Product: O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop, Bucket Floor Cleaning SystemPrice:  $29.97 (retail)Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.comProduct Dimensions: 19.5 x 11.7 x 11.5 inchesShipping Weight: 5.4 poundsWarranty: 1 Year (from purchase date)My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 A Step Towards Independent Living Persons with Down Syndrome want to be independent. They want to live by their own rules. …

i feel sad

Confessions Of A Sibling – Whenever I See Other Sibs, I Feel Sad for Them

Whenever I see other Sibs, especially young children I feel sad. I worry about their future. I worry if their parent(s) is/are doing all they can to give that child, the one without the disability, a fighting chance in this world. Are they getting to live their own life? Are they getting the chance to …

I want to run away
Health & Wellness, Siblings

Confessions Of A Sibling – I Want To Run Away

I have fantasized about running away. Just packing it all up and moving to some corner of the world, away from all my family. Why? Because I want no one else’s responsibilities but my own. My personal responsibilities are enough. On days when some dramatic scene unfolds, I fantasize about knowing what it feels like …

i wish my sister did not have down syndrome

Confessions Of A Sibling – I Wish My Sister Did Not Have Down Syndrome

So, I often see articles where persons speak about how much of a blessing it is to have a sibling/child with Down Syndrome (DS). Honestly, I struggle with this sentiment. Do I love my sister? Absolutely. I think she’s a fabulous chick. I also think what makes her fabulous has nothing to do with DS…it’s …